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  • Wealthy Poles can shop in a German film set
  • Wealthy Poles can shop in a German film set
    Kaufhaus Görlitz ©

Wealthy Poles can shop in a German film set

Opening a luxury department store in Germany's poorest town might not seem like a good idea. But Görlitz is on the border - a short trip for big spenders in neighboring Poland and the Czech Republic, where high net-worth individuals account for 4% of the population.



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    Chinese online shopping leader Alibaba is pushing for luxury brands to set up shops on its platform Tmall. China is predicted to be the top luxury market by 2020, worth $101 billion. Alibaba is attempting to position itself as the go-to platform for luxury online.

  • ShopandBox is peer-to-peer shopping ShopandBox is peer-to-peer shopping

    ‘Buy anything, anywhere, cheaper’ is ShopandBox’s mantra. This Australian start-up lets shoppers buy items that are either unavailable or far more expensive in their country. They do this with the help of 'Boxers' - personal shoppers local to the country. 

  • Connecting luxury designers worldwide Connecting luxury designers worldwide

    Despite some markets still recovering from recessions, the global luxury industry is expected to be worth €880 billion by 2020. Haute Gali is an online boutique that sources and sells luxury products from independent designers in emerging markets.

  • Berlin’s experiential shopping centre Berlin’s experiential shopping centre

    With the option to surf, skydive and shop all under the same roof, German studio J. Mayer H. is reinventing the shopping centre. Targeting adventurous visitors the department store will include a hotel and restaurants, alongside an array of experiential offerings.